Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make 2018 about as intellectually engaging as this academic could hope for.  Light blogging continues through next week!  (And here’s to fintechpolicy.org for the new facelift on the site as well as @fintech_policy).

My podcast interview with CFTCTalks

I had the pleasure of joining @CFTC’s podcast, #CFTCTalks, where I discussed everything from what international trade and fintech surprisingly have in common, to regulating cryptocurrencies and blockchain, to the recent Fintech Week here in DC.  The conversation can be … Continue Reading

New Story on Fintech Week, IIEL

Courtesy of Georgetown Law, the story can be found here: Advances in financial technology are changing market and regulatory ecosystems in ways unimaginable a generation ago. These new developments offer exciting opportunities as well as enormous challenges — and Georgetown … Continue Reading

University of Barcelona Announces Call for papers on the Legal, political and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things

The University of Barcelona, via the Bioethics & Law Observatory, is opening a call for papers on Legal, political and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things. Contributions can be submitted until December 1st 2018. Submissions are accepted on all … Continue Reading

Equivalence doesn’t get post-Brexit Britain very much, apparently

Bloomberg does a great piece examining the limited good of equivalence for post-Brexit UK financial regulation: While the three paragraphs of text on services [in Theresa May’s planned deal with the EU] are optimistic, they can’t be dressed up as a … Continue Reading

My Brookings (C-span) remarks on bank stress tests, fintech and more

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking at Brookings on a panel after a speech delivered by Randall Quarles, the Vice Chairman of Supervision for the Federal Reserve. The purpose of Quarles’s speech was to unveil a new approach … Continue Reading

Looking forward to my Brookings panel on the future of financial regulation (after Fintech Week!)

On November 9, Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles will visit Brookings to deliver remarks on the current and future state of financial regulation. After delivering his prepared remarks, Quarles will participate in a fireside chat with Brookings … Continue Reading

SEC launches an innovation hub

So the SEC’s not the first.  Or the second.  Or the third.  But, as I mentioned earlier–they won’t be the last, either.  And it’s still significant that the best resourced US regulator is deciding to (try to) stay ahead of … Continue Reading

Georgetown Symposium on Taxing the Digital Economy, December 3, 2018

Join Georgetown’s IIEL as we convene thought leaders and senior representatives from government, business, international organizations and academia to discuss issues including: • Do our international tax rules work in a digitalized economy?  Should they be reformed? • How can … Continue Reading

ESMA sets aside €1 million to monitor fintech

As revealed in its 2019 Annual Work Programme, the EU’s financial markets watchdog has revealed that it is setting aside over €1 million in order to monitor cryptocurrencies and other fintech activities during 2019.  The story can be found here.